My plans for this layout changed twice. First, I was going to go with a very beachy page. Then I decided to do a selfie. I finally landed on this art journaling page.
For the blended water photo, I used the same photo twice. The bottom photo has a Blend Mode of Overlay. The top photo layer is set to Normal with an Opacity of 18%. I then added a layer mask and erased the left side of the photo. I wanted to have more color from the sunset without overemphasizing the bushes on the left side of the page.